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Sunnyside woman dies in auto crash

A 31-year-old Sunnyside woman died last night at about 11:30 p.m. as the result of a two-vehicle collision at Factory and Bethany roads.

The driver of the 1989 Ford Thunderbird in which the woman was a passenger fled the scene on foot. He or she is reported to have run the stop sign on Factory Road, in essence causing last night's fatality.

The woman killed in Thursday night's mishap has been identified as Teresa Iniguiz-Montes, 31, of Sunnyside. She was wearing a safety restraint at the time of the accident. She was transported to Sunnyside Community Hospital, but died there about an hour after the tragic accident occurred.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the '89 Ford Thunderbird was westbound on Factory Road at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign bordering Bethany Road and the car struck a 1989 Ford Mustang in the intersection. The Ford's driver was Emmanuel G. Farias, 20, of Grandview. He did not sustain any serious injuries, although his Mustang was totaled.

Another passenger in the Ford Thunderbird, 25-year-old Juan Solis-Nunez of Sunnyside, suffered injuries and was taken by private party to the Sunnyside hospital.

WSP troopers say the accident remains under investigation.

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